The Book of Persephone
5.75 x 7.5", 48 pp., 0-914232-24-X trade paperback
A very few copies of this 1978 publication are available for purchase.
The Book of Persephone is a long poem in eighteen parts, and was published under an earlier guise, Treacle Press..
From part 10:
Earth is a woman who imagines us. She sings
to us her different children, spider, sparrow, bear.
We are hers but she's no mother. More mint
than chamomile, more leek than affable. Free!
Syringa! I lift my glad palm to shade a name,
a new known in the jungle of vocabulary.
I call after it Come see Come be seen You
fragrant in the middle noon, heartless flower . . .
The cover image and two interior images are by Carolee Schneemann.